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Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week:

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10. Webcams have made global, remote closings a possibility, and one company is making them happen.

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9. Content marketing is all well and good, but if you don’t want to blog, do you still have options? Here are 12 ideas that don’t involve blogging.

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8. Everyone has a slow season — so here’s how you bounce out of yours.

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Maminau Mikalai / Shutterstock.com

7. Teresa Boardman muses on what’s in a name — especially when that name is “discount brokerage.”

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Roman Pyshchyk / Shutterstock.com

6. Puzzled why no one is responding to your social media overtures? This article might explain a few things.

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Courtesy of PorchLight Group

5. PorchLight Real Estate Group, a Denver brokerage, uses technology and training to create an almost entirely referral-based business model. Here’s how PorchLight does it.

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4. Realtor.com has been catching up to Zillow in the portal-dominance field — but will Move’s portal ever be able to catch the real estate giant?

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3. In an era where agents must differentiate themselves using customer service, here’s a guide to creating a five-star buyer showing experience.

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2. Publisher Brad Inman shared his thoughts about what the Zillow/dotloop deal could change about the real estate industry — if anything.

 

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1. Zillow Group announced its intention to purchase real estate transaction management platform dotloop. Here’s our initial announcement (with plenty of commentary from readers).